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STAT 4730: Introduction to Survey Sampling

(Dual-listed with STAT 5730).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Laboratory 2.

Prereq: (STAT 3010 or STAT 3260 or STAT 4010 or STAT 5870); (STAT 3410 or STAT 3470 or STAT 4470 or STAT 5880)
Concepts of sample surveys and the survey process; methods of designing sample surveys, including: simple random, stratified, systematic, probability proportional to size, and multistage sampling designs; methods of analyzing sample surveys including ratio, regression, domain estimation and nonresponse. (Typically Offered: Spring)

The curriculum in liberal arts and sciences with a major in statistics is designed to prepare students for (1) statistics positions in business, industry or commerce, nonprofit institutions, and in state or federal government; and (2) graduate study in statistics. Positions include the following types of work: statistical design, data visualization, analysis and interpretation of experiments and surveys; data processing and analysis using modern computation facilities and statistical computing systems; application of statistical principles and methods in commercial areas such as finance, insurance, industrial research, technology, marketing, manufacturing, sports analytics, quality control, and nonprofit organizations, such as institutions involved in health care or medical research.